Best Humorous Science Fiction Books
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1. Project Hail Mary: A Novel
Author: by Andy Weir
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of The Martian, a lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this propulsive (Entertainment Weekly), cinematic thriller full of suspense, humor, and fascinating sciencein development as a major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling.
An epic story of redemption, discovery and cool speculative sci-fi. USA TodayIf you loved The Martian, you’ll go crazy for Weir’s latest. The Washington PostRyland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance missionand if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish.
Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time.
And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company. His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space on this tiny ship, it’s up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mysteryand conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.
2. Ready Player One: A Novel
Author: by Ernest Cline
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.Enchanting … Willy Wonka meets The Matrix. USA Today As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates. Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize.Are you ready?
In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past.
Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortuneand control of the OASIS itself. Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is onand the only way to survive is to win.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly San Francisco Chronicle Village Voice Chicago Sun-Times iO9 The AV Club Delightful … The grown-up’s Harry Potter. HuffPost An addictive read … Part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.
3. Artemis: A gripping sci-fi thriller from the author of The Martian
Author: by Andy Weir
January 30, 2020
Ever had a bad day?Try having one on the moon…’Fascinating’ Tim Peake, Sunday Times bestselling author of Ask an Astronaut_WELCOME TO ARTEMIS. The first city on the moon.Population 2,000.Mostly tourists.Some criminals. Jazz Bashara is one of the criminals.
She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it’s not enough. So when she’s offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it.
But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it’s also a lot more dangerous. When you live on the moon, of course you have a dark side… Andy Weir’s new stunning science-based thriller PROJECT HAIL MARY is available now.
What everyone’s saying about the follow-up to The Martian: ‘A smart, fun, fast-paced adventure that you won’t be able to put down’ Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One’What a page turner!’ Milda on Goodreads, 5 stars’Fast paced, high octane and highly entertaining’ Chrys on Netgalley, 5 stars’Artemis does for the moon what The Martian did for Mars’ Guardian’A first rate thriller, this had me hooked from beginning to end’ Robert on Netgalley, 5 stars’An absolute must read’ Lauren on Goodreads, 5 stars’A clever and action-fuelled story’ Culturefly’For those who loved The Martian, you won’t be disappointed’ Liz on Netgalley, 5 stars
4. Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
Author: by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.
5. The Martian
Author: by Andy Weir
Selected for common reading at North Lake College Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadSix days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s aliveand even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skillsand a relentless, dogged refusal to quithe steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next.
Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
6. Take Me Home (Bob and Nikki Book 17)
Author: by Jerry Boyd
June 16, 2021
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Extremely funny …Inspired lunacy … [and] over much too soon. The Washington Post Book WorldSOON TO BE A HULU SERIES Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadIt’s an ordinary Thursday morning for Arthur Dent …
Until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly after to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and Arthur’s best friend has just announced that he’s an alien. After that, things get much, much worse. With just a towel, a small yellow fish, and a book, Arthur has to navigate through a very hostile universe in the company of a gang of unreliable aliens.
Luckily the fish is quite good at languages. And the book is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy … Which helpfully has the words DON’T PANIC inscribed in large, friendly letters on its cover. Douglas Adams’s mega-selling pop-culture classic sends logic into orbit, plays havoc with both time and physics, offers up pithy commentary on such things as ballpoint pens, potted plants, and digital watches …
8. Cat's Cradle: A Novel
Author: by Kurt Vonnegut
A free-wheeling vehicle … An unforgettable ride! The New York Times Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny.
A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important worksand Vonnegut at his very best. [Vonnegut is] an unimitative and inimitable social satirist. Harper’s Magazine Our finest black-humorist …
We laugh in self-defense.Atlantic Monthly
9. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Author: by Douglas Adams
Del Rey (April 30, 2002)
In one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams’s beloved Hitchhiker series. Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, soon to be a Hulu original series! The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read) Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide.
Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space. The Restaurant at the End of the UniverseThe moment before annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea.
It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat. Life, the Universe and Everything The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky so they plan to destroy it.
10. The Last Human
Author: by Zack Jordan
March 24, 2020
‘Aliens, adventure, mystery, and big ideas in a thoroughly fresh package’ Andy Weir, author of The MartianSarya is the galaxy’s worst nightmare: a Human. But most days, she doesn’t feel like the most terrifying creature in the galaxy. No, most days, she’s got other things on her mind.
Like hiding her identity among the hundreds of alien species roaming the corridors of Watertower Station. Or making sure her adoptive mother doesn’t casually eviscerate one of their neighbors.Again. And most days, she can almost accept that she’ll never know the truth about why humanity was deemed too dangerous to exist, or whether she really is – impossibly – the lone survivors of a species destroyed a millennium ago.
That is, until an encounter with a bounty hunter leaves her life and her perspective shattered. Thrown into the universe at the helm of a stolen ship, Sarya begins to uncover an impossible truth. Humanity’s death and her own existence might simply be two moves in a demented cosmic game, one that might offer the thing she wants most in the universe – a second chance for herself, and one for humanity.’Easily the most fun read I’ve had all year’ Clint McElroy, co-author of The Adventure Zone
Author: by Justin Woolley
June 14, 2021
To boldly go where no losers have gone before… Some starship captains explore strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilisations. Some lead missions of discovery through wormholes to the other side of the galaxy. Then there’s Captain Iridius B.
Franklin, someone who spent too long seeking out strange new bars and new alien cocktails. After graduating bottom of his class at Space Command Academy Iridius Franklin hasn’t had the glamorous career he envisioned, instead he hauls cargo ships full of mining waste, alien land whale dung, and artificially intelligent toy dogs across the stars.
Iridius does have talent though – he is exceptionally good at breaking starships. So, when not hauling freight, he is captain of a shakedown crew, a skeleton crew used to test newly constructed ships for faults before the real crew takes over.
While on a routine shakedown mission aboard the FSC Gallaway, soon to be pride of the Federation Fleet, Earth is attacked by an unknown alien life-form. With the galaxy in chaos, Captain Iridius B. Franklin finds himself, unqualified, understaffed and completely unprepared, in command of the most advanced starship in the galaxy.
12. Snow Crash
Author: by Neal Stephenson
Del Rey (January 1, 2000)
One of Time’s 100 best English-language novels A mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous, you’ll recognize it immediately Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparisona writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world.
Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince.
Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Praise for Snow Crash[Snow Crash is] a cross between Neuromancer and Thomas Pynchon’s Vineland.
This is no mere hyperbole. The San Francisco Bay Guardian Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the twenty-first century. William Gibson Brilliantly realized … Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow. The New York Times Book Review
13. The Sirens of Titan: A Novel
Author: by Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press Trade Paperback
[Kurt Vonnegut’s] best book … He dares not only ask the ultimate question about the meaning of life, but to answer it. EsquireNominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadThe Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality.
The richest, most depraved man on Earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to distant worlds with a beautiful woman at his side. Of course there’ s a catch to the invitationand a prophetic vision about the purpose of human life that only Vonnegut has the courage to tell.
Reading Vonnegut is addictive!Commonweal
15. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Author: by Max Brooks
Duckworth (July 19, 2010)
July 19, 2010
It began with rumours from China about another pandemic. Then the cases started to multiply and what had looked like the stirrings of a criminal underclass, even the beginning of a revolution, soon revealed itself to be much, much worse.
Faced with a future of mindless man-eating horror, humanity was forced to accept the logic of world government and face events that tested our sanity and our sense of reality. Based on extensive interviews with survivors and key players in the ten-year fight against the horde, World War Z brings the finest traditions of journalism to bear on what is surely the most incredible story in the history of human civilisation.
Read the original cult novel that propelled the zombie genre into the mainstream – now a blockbuster film and game. ‘An absolute must have … Brooks infuses his writing with such precise detail and authenticity, one wonders if he knows something we don’t.’; Simon PeggPrepare to be entranced by this addictively readable oral history of the great war between humans and zombies …
16. Severance: A Novel
Author: by Ling Ma
Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance.”A stunning, audacious book with a fresh take on both office politics and what the apocalypse might bring.” Michael Schaub, NPR.
OrgA satirical spin on the end times- kind of like The Office meets The Leftovers. Estelle Tang, ElleNAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: NPR * The New Yorker (“Books We Loved”) * Elle * Marie Claire * Amazon Editors * The Paris Review (Staff Favorites) * Refinery29 * Bustle * Buzzfeed * BookPage * Bookish * Mental Floss * Chicago Review of Books * HuffPost * Electric Literature * A.V.
Club * Jezebel * Vulture * Literary Hub * FlavorwireWinner of the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award * Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction * Winner of the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award * Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel * A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 * An Indie Next SelectionCandace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine.